Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Gift Bag and photo tutorial

Whoop whoop its a new release here at Heartfelt Creations!
The Cascading Fuchsia Collection !

Oh my goodness !! These flowers are amazing!
Even my hubby duble took at them as he passed by my desk
and went WOW those flowers are amazing!! 

Check out the collection and the projects from the design team
there are some stunning projects !! Click on the pic below

Heartfelt Creations

Make sure you see the video from 
Emma Lou HERE how to create these amazing flowers !!

So my project this week!!
I used the beautiful die that is part of this collection 
to create a gift bag with. As I made it I took photos of each step
so I also have a tutorial for you !! (It's a long post bear with me!! )

Here are some photo's of the finished bag first:


And a side view 

And here is how to make it!! 

You will need the following:
2 x white die cuts of the Decorative Oval Die
2 x die cuts Grand Oval dies
3 x pre printed strips from the Fuchsia paper pad
1 x 2 3/4" x 9" piece of paper for the body of the bag
1 x 12" x 1 1/4" piece of paper for the handle

Using the 2 3/4" x 9" paper score 1/2" either side along the long length.

Snip along each side of the paper.

Adhere one side of the paper to one of the pcal die cuts.
I used a glue that was repositionable so I had it in place 
properly before it dried. Its also easier to glue the snipped pieces than the oval.

Your project should now look like this.

Adhere the snipped side and place the second oval die cut on it
to form the body of the bag.

Take both Decorative Oval die cuts and put 3D foam on the back.

Adhere them to both sides of the bag.

Take the three stips and adhere then to handle piece of paper. 

Adhere the handle to the sides of the bag

It should now look like this!
All you need to do is decorate !!! 

I used the following items  for this bag:

HCST1-401 Flower Shaping Kit
159723 Art Institute Glue
HCD1-761 Everyday Heroes Die
HCPC-3673 Heartfelt Sentiments
HCPC-3668 Cascading Fuchsia Stamp
HCD1-763 Cascading Fuchsia Die
HCD1-762 Decorative Oval Die
HCDP1-254 Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection
HCD1-736 Classic Leaf die
HCPC-3546 Classic Leaf Cling set
HCPC-3545 Oen Leaf Cling set
TSMP900 Memento Black Ink
TSMP800 Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
71053 ColorBox Berryliscious chalk ink
71082 ColorBox Harvest Chalk ink
241159 Dove Blender Kit

Other Products Used : White card, Pearls, Peeled Paint Distress Ink,
Spellbinders Grand Oval dies

Create the bag as the tutorial above.
Stamp, cut and colour the leaves and the Flowers.
See how to create and colour the flowers on the video HERE
Stamp the sentment and die cut with the arrow die. Adhere the leaves, flowers
and sentiment to your card. Adhere pearls along the handle, on the lattice work
and sides of the handle and your project is complete.

Happy Crafting!! 


  1. I love this wonderful little bag Liz! You are so clever to go with the oval shape of that gorgeous die and make a 3-D project with it! Thanks for the inspiring tutorial, the closeups of your details are incredible!

  2. Hi Lizzy
    what a beautiful project the flowers are lovely
    I am always looking at your work its amazing.

    1. Aww Pauline, thank you so much your comment means a lot. Have a great day! Hugs xx

  3. what a gorgeous gift bag, beautifully put together and those fuschias are gorgeous.

  4. Amazing!! This oval bag is so lovely!!! Great project, thanks for the step by sep tuorial and for the link to the video! The fuschias look great on it!! So beautiful dies!

  5. Beautiful little gift basket Lizzie! I think your tutorial is absolutely perfect too! Fantastic project! Hugs

  6. Liz, this basket is just stunning.

  7. Liz, I really appreciate your photo tutorial, nicely done! Your gift basket is just beautiful, great colors! Hugs

  8. Wow! What a great 3D project! So adorable!

  9. Thanks so much for your carefully photographed and written tutorial..easy to understand and follow. Beautiful project!!

  10. Fabulous bag Liz and a great tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to create step by step instructions. Pat x

  11. Absolutely beautiful!! Great tutorial!!

  12. What an adorable gift bag Liz! Love your flowers and a great tutorial too! Blessings! Kathy

  13. Such a Beautiful and Elegant gift basket. Love it.
    When I get my new die I'll have to give this a try.
    Blessings and Hugs,


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